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How to use captious in a sentence
The human sweetness in him was half dried up, and a misanthropy, so new and alien to him, made him querulous and captious.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
But the real Hynde Horn in the dear old ballad had a truelove who was not captious and capricious and cold like Francesca.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
"There, you hear that," said Lawless, who had just drunk enough to render him captious and obstinate.Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley
The Pharisees, always captious and controversial, sought to entangle the Savior in a discussion on the subject of divorce.
A captious eye might have marked it as somewhat lacking—somewhat too round and ready, like the ripple on a pan of water.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
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